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Easiest-Ever Russian Tea Cakes

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Easiest-Ever Russian Tea Cakes
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 54
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Have a ball—a snowball, that is—with these delicious five-ingredient Christmas cookies. Our version of this classic cookie takes a shortcut with Pillsbury™ sugar cookie dough. Add in pecans and vanilla, then roll in powdered sugar for a sweet treat that’s as special as a snow day at home.
Updated Sep 21, 2020

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour, pecans and vanilla until well blended. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER COMBINING WITH FLOUR.)
  • 2
    Shape dough into 54 (1-inch) balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool 1 minute on cooling rack.
  • 4
    Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; place on cooling rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Make these cookies even more special by toasting the pecans: Spread nuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 350°F 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown.
  • tip 2
    Peanut butter lover? Try our Peanut Butter Cup-Stuffed Snowball Cookies for a tasty twist!
  • tip 3
    This recipe makes 54 servings, but can easily be doubled for a large cookie exchange or holiday party.

Nutrition Information

50 Calories, 2 1/2g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 7g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
25
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Potassium
5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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